Air pollution linked to high blood pressure in children; other studies address air quality and the heart

A meta-analysis of 14 air pollution studies from around the world found that exposure to high levels of air pollutants during childhood increases the likelihood of high blood pressure in children and adolescents, and their risk for high blood pressure as adults. The study is published in a special issue on air pollution in the Journal of the American Heart […]

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KHN on the Air This Week

December 4, 2020 KHN correspondent Aneri Pattani discussed how Black faith communities provide support in the face of racial unrest and COVID-19 with Newsy on Thursday. Click here to watch Pattani on Newsy Read Pattani’s “Amid COVID and Racial Unrest, Black Churches Put Faith in Mental Health Care” KHN chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner discussed President-elect Joe Biden’s plans for […]

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A flow of fresh air protects against coronavirus

People who are required to serve a large number of customers at a checkout or counter are at a particularly high risk of exposure to COVID-19. At the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP, a type of air lock was therefore developed to shield work stations from the surrounding air using constant ventilation. This “protective canopy” will be unveiled to […]

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Outdated air con helps spread COVID

Most ventilation systems in schools and offices are just not up to the job when it comes to helping curb the spread of COVID-19. That’s the message from a study of how infectious diseases spread in tightly packed buildings using different ventilation systems. Sick building syndrome, which blames factors like heating and air conditioning for sickness, days off and poor […]

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Urban air pollution may make COVID-19 more severe for some

As the pandemic persists, COVID-19 has claimed more than 200,000 lives in the United States and damaged the public health system and economy. In a study published on September 21 in the journal The Innovation, researchers at Emory University found that long-term exposure to urban air pollution may have made COVID-19 more deadly. “Both long-term and short-term exposure to air […]

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Wildfire smoke more dangerous than other air pollutants for asthma patients

For people who suffer from asthma, wildfire smoke is more hazardous than other types of air pollution, according to a new study from the Desert Research Institute (DRI), the Renown Institute for Health Innovation (Renown IHI) and the Washoe County Health District (WCHD). The study, which published last month in the journal Environmental Health, examined associations between airborne particulate matter […]

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Peterson Air Force Base sends 1,100 to combat coronavirus in New York

As the U.S. Department of Defense mobilizes to combat the coronavirus crisis, 1,100 personnel from U.S. Northern Command are being sent to New York City, one of the largest COVID-19 hotspots in the United States. The group, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, is largely comprised of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, said John Cornelio, Deputy […]

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What's the best way to mask the dangers of toxic air pollution?

From supplements to shield your skin to room filters… What’s the best way to mask the dangers of toxic air pollution? Breathing in the air in some areas of the country is equivalent to smoking 160 cigarettes a year — that was the suggestion from the British Heart Foundation recently, which warned that air pollution is becoming a ‘public health […]

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This Best-Selling Air Dryer Brush Has Over 13,000 Five Star Reviews—and It's Really That Good

Whether you’re a morning person or not, taking the time to style your hair everyday can be exhausting. Once out of the shower, you have to blow dry it—and then most likely follow up with a flat or curling iron. And don’t even get us started on round brushing (i.e. the bane of our existence). After five minutes of tackling […]

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